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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of fu...Full Article

  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:
    It's important to treat acute back pain properly; if ignored it can become chronic back pain, or progress to nerve problems or degenerative spine changes. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill explain why you should seek treatment for acute back pain. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:
    Back pain in the morning is typical, due to poor sleeping position, not enough movement the previous day or muscular weakness. Watch physical therapist Peggy Brill, explain how her "belly blaster" exercise can help provide stability and reduce pain. Read More
  • Peggy Brill - New York, NY - Physical Therapy
    Peggy Brill answered:
    There are lots of vertebrae, nerves and muscles in the back, so there is a lot of opportunity to develop pain if you move the wrong way. Watch me describe an exercise that can restore the normal curvature of your back. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

    But the group cautions that it's essential to be aware of possible injuries associ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort.

    Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit note that the painful recovery proce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

    Stem cell ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

    Outdoor explorers may fail to take altitude into account when visiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People take the sense of touch for granted -- until it isn't there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago.

    For months after an accident at work cost him his right hand from the wrist down, the Madison, Ohio, resident was plagued...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 5,700 kidney failure patients on dialysis who were followed for a median ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

    The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually goes down as ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report.

    For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called "relati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

    No medications exist to preserve balance in MS patients, and some drugs make ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A paralyzed person who will be strapped into a robotic "suit" with artificial skin will take the first kick-off of the World Cup in Brazil when the tournament starts Thursday.

    Eight Brazilians who are paralyzed from...Full Article